Awards - December 2017

Justice Michael Boggs, Supreme Court of Georgia, was honored by the St. Thomas More Society at its annual Red Mass on October 12, 2017.  Justice Boggs was recognized for his work on the Criminal Justice Reform Council.

Judge Janis Gordon was awarded the 2017 Ogden Doremus/Kent Lawrence award from the Council of State Court Judges at its annual Fall meeting held in October.

• The Council of Juvenile Court Judges, which met October 23-25 in Athens, honored Judge Willie Lovett posthumously with its Aaron Cohn Award. Rep. Johnny Caldwell was recognized with the Council's Martha Glaze Award.

Shinji MorokumaShinji Morokuma (second from left) was honored by the Georgia Supreme Court’s Commission on Dispute Resolution (GODR) in recognition of his dedicated leadership as the executive director in October.  Morokuma was the commission’s longest serving executive director, serving from 2005 through 2016. During his tenure, Shinji devoted himself to its mission of providing speedy, efficient, and inexpensive resolution of disputes and prosecutions, said Judge Charles Auslander III, chair of the Commission on Dispute Resolution.

• The Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council selected a book written by Judge J. Wade Padgett, “From Court in the Wilderness to Court in the Metropolis: A History of the Augusta Judicial Circuit,” as this year’s award recipient for Excellence in Local History Advocacy.

• The Georgia Municipal Court Clerks’ Council recently announced awards for Program of the Year - Riverdale Municipal Court - and Clerk of the Year - Ms. Sharon Wallace, Duluth.

Judge Carlisle Overstreet• On November 8, 2017, the Supreme Court of Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution recognized Senior Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet (second from left) and Mr. Hubert J. Bell, Jr. for their long-standing service and dedication. Judge Overstreet served from 2009 - 2017, and Mr. Bell served from 2010 – 2017.




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